There are many different styles for formatting references and various publications have different requirements for references. You can find manuals of style in the library in the Reference area on the second floor in the WZ 345 section. Online you can consult:
WebCite® is an archiving system for cited web pages and web sites. It ensures that cited web material will remain available to readers in the future. Using this system creates a permanent copy of the web page that can be retrieved at a later date, regardless of whether the web page has been changed or removed.
Web Sites that Format References for You:
Plagiarism - an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, as by not crediting the original author.
plagiarism. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved January 02, 2015, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/plagiarism
The following web sites can help you understand and avoid plagiarizing the works of others.
A bibliography is often called a “works cited list” or “reference list,” it’s a list, usually found at the end of your project, that displays all of the sources that you used in your research project. In this list, you may have websites, books, newspapers, magazines, or other types of sources that were used.
Each listed source, also called a “citation,” shares information about the author, title, publishing year, and other items. Citations are provided so that others can find the sources themselves.
An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents where each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 100 to 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation.
Sometimes instructors want you to include an “annotated bibliography.” An annotated bibliography includes three items for each source:
The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, location, and quality of the sources cited. Please check with your teacher or professor first to see if an annotated bibliography/works cited page is needed for your paper.
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